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Latest Minnesota Traffic
If you’re sitting in traffic right now checking the news, this story will likely not come as a major surprise. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked among the worst areas in the nation in terms of traffic congestion.
Nearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they’re planning on being out and about.
One person is dead after being hit on I-94 in Minneapolis while running across the freeway. The State Patrol says Kyle Day, 28, was attempting to cross the interstate near 7th Street when he was hit by a Ford Explorer. The SUV, which was carrying two passengers, then rolled after the impact.
As snow fell on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, more than 100 crashes were reported, including one where a State Patrol squad was hit with the trooper pinned inside.
It’s been called the 19th worst bottleneck in the country by the Federal Highway Administration. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office said now is the time to fix it. The interchange between Interstate 35W and Interstate 494 in Bloomington experiences from 3 to 5 hours of congestion every weekday.
Peak pothole season usually starts at the end of February, and last year’s brutal winter left a big and expensive pothole problem. Even though this year is milder, we’re likely to see lots of potholes popping up in the next couple of months.
MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says a pedestrian who was struck in Bloomington earlier this month has died of her injuries. The incident happened near 86th Street West and Penn Avenue South at about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 19.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers. Dayton released a large-scale proposal Monday that depends on adding a new 6.5 percent tax on gas and higher vehicle registration fees.
A Carvery County deputy and another driver were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday evening. According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened at about 9 p.m. on County State Aid Highway 11 near 4th Street in Carver.
The City of St. Paul says it will be taking opportunity of the expected warmup to do a thorough plowing job on all residential streets. The city will be plowing from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16.
Wednesday was the coldest day of the winter so far, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is doing what it can to make sure Thursday’s commute isn’t a mess.
Several Minnesota cities are voicing safety concerns as more trains roll through Minnesota. Railway traffic in the Twin Cities has increased 40 percent in the last two years on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
A main thoroughfare in Northeast Minneapolis has reopened after being closed for much of 2014. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that Central Avenue reopened to traffic on Tuesday.
A semi truck that was hauling turkeys overturned on Interstate 94 amid snowy conditions Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened as a truck was traveling east near Dalton.
Police believe a man who they say caused a crash in Monticello Township over the weekend was driving while intoxicated and without a valid license. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening along County Road 39 near Aetna Avenue Northeast.
With some help from the Minnesota Vikings relocating their games to TCF Bank in Stadium Village, the new Green Line LRT between St. Paul and Minneapolis saw more than 1 million riders in September.
The Crow Wing Sheriff’s Office says that a 47-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash over the weekend. Authorities were called to County Road 159 about five miles east of Brainerd on Saturday evening after another motorist saw a vehicle rolled over in a ditch.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that an overturned semi truck was blocking traffic on Interstate 35W near Shoreview, Minn. Monday and afternoon.
A pedestrian bridge that was struck by a semi truck earlier this week will be removed. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the bridge that spans 55-feet over Highway 14 will be dismantled by crews using a heavy-duty crane Tuesday afternoon.
The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it. Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete.
Service along the Green Line LRT was disrupted Monday afternoon in St. Paul. Metro Transit said that buses were replacing trains between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue Stations.
The woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul over the weekend has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office says that 42-year-old Shana Buchanan, of Minneapolis, was killed after she was hit by a train.
You may see more State Troopers on Minnesota highways Sunday. The State Patrol and local law enforcement are holding saturation patrols to remind drivers of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.